VineMind Clare Valley Riesling 2018
Jen Gardner and Col McBryde are VineMind. Departing from Clare’s stoicism in 2013, they work closely with a small group of grape growers. Vermentino in Watervale, 100-year-old Shiraz vines from a vineyard that rhymes with Maberfeldy. The wines are straight forward, well packaged, and good drinking. The Shiraz is a particular standout.
One of the great wine regions of Australia. Known for its boney, citric Rieslings that build flesh with bottle age – a classic Australian style. It can also make some lovely Shiraz and Cabernet.
One of the world’s most noble varieties and known transmitter of terroir. Riesling is an important variety for quality wine production although only makes up approximately 4% of the planted area. Wonderful wines are found in Germany, Austria, Alsace and Australia. They can be as dry as any wine you’ll taste or super sweet and luscious. It is a wonderful grape. See more about Riesling here.